let them out. it’s okay

This post is for all the mommas out there...the ones watching their babies grow up right in front of their very eyes... the ones who don't know how to feel about the changes - welcomed or not - that keep whipping around the corner, aimed straight at our hearts. Yes, Momma, you - the one …

Hi there!

Hi, there! I'm Angela O’Dell,  Jesus follower, wife to my very best friend, mom to four wonderful children, fellow homeschooler. I'm also an author and speaker at Master Books (author of the Math Lessons for a Living Education and the America's Story history series), and owner of Jelly Bean Jar Publications. This blog is meant to …

Seeing Spelling as a Servant

Here is the information I promised in my recent podcast episode, Seeing Spelling as a Servant. Spelling tips: First, have them carefully pronounce the words to make sure they were actually saying them correctly. You would be surprised how many times words were being misspelled because they were being said wrong. Lib-erry became library and …

NEW You Could End Up in Timbuktu! Samples

Timbuktu manuscript sample This is the full color edition of this nearly 300 page book!

Master Books editions of America’s Story

"History comes alive in the stories and adventures of explorers and pioneers who saw in America the chance to live a dream — to freely worship God, to have the chance to own land, and the search for wealth and opportunities. It is also the story of cultures that at times cooperated or clashed, as …

Master Books Editions of Math Lessons for a Living Education

“Math doesn’t have to be dry or boring! Join the adventures of twins Charlie and Charlotte as they master important math concepts while they experience fun as well as challenges in their daily lives! This engaging math series encourages critical thinking skills and helps students learn not only the right answers, but also helps them …